Vinyl & Verses tonight at Burt’s
Free dope-alicious hip-hop
In case you hadn't heard, there's some damn good hip-hop goin' down in the 505 these days. Some is local, some imported, but the connecting thread is that a lot of it can be caught at Burt's Tiki Lounge's free weekly Vinyl & Verses series on Wednesday nights. Some of the better acts I caught last year include Burqueño emcees Def-I and Wake Self, and Chicago's Qwazaar and Robust. In advance of another V & V show tonight at Burt's, I thought I'd post a video to show the caliber of talent that this event attracts. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and the whole thing is pretty lax. Performances usually start late and end close to 2 a.m. There's always breakdancing during the shows, not to mention some heavy cyphers outdoors once the venue shuts down. Tonight Jivin Scientist, Zoology and Golden Ghost are on the bill. Check it.
Qwazaar at Burt’s tonight
Qwazaar is one-third of Typical Cats—arguably the dopest hip-hop trio ever to rep the Windy City. He just put out an album with DJ/producer Batsauce, and they’re playing tonight at Burt’s Tiki Lounge (313 Gold SW). For free. Above is a video the duo released. Below is an old favorite to give you some classic Qwa flavor. The show starts at 9 p.m. Lady Daisy, Jungle and Audiyo open.